Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design

PCB Design

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Create single, double-sided or multilayer PCBs of your circuits with a single mouse click, using automatically-placed and routed components.

All components in TINA are “PCB-ready” and have associated footprints. If necessary, you can review and edit a component’s footprint using the components’ spreadsheet. 

TINA’s unique 3D capability displays a schematic with the physical parts in place of their electronic symbols. You can also view the PCB in 3D from any angle to see how it will look after manufacture.

The fully integrated layout module of TINA has all the features you need for advanced PCB design, including:

  • powerful autoplacement & autorouting
  • flexible PCBs
  • manual and “follow-me” trace placement
  • DRC
  • forward/back annotation
  • pin/gate swapping
  • keep-in/out areas
  • thermal relief
  • fanout
  • plane layers
  • Gerber file output and much more

Single layer SMD circuit

Double layer through-hole circuit

4-layer SMD circuit

Flexible PCB Layout (Flex PCB)

Flex PCBs are PCBs whose electronic devices are mounted on flexible plastic substrates. They are widely used in modern electronics where space is a critical factor e.g., cameras, mobile phones, etc. TINA supports Flex PCB design, which we will introduce by way of an example. Our example will consist of a conventional rigid PCB with two flexible extensions.

Example file „PIC Flasher DIP4SW flex top.TSC” from the ExamplesPCB folder of TINA:

TINA can present a 3D view of the circuit board.

Press the rightmost button (3D View) in the TINA PCB Designer program see the PCB as presented in the next figure:

Adding 3D Enclosure to your PCB design

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